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Lionel Messi scores 699th career goal as Barcelona cruise past Leganes

Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by ESPN43 hits

Lionel Messi scored his 699th career goal as Barcelona extended their lead atop the La Liga table with a 2-0 victory over Leganes on Tuesday. The win gives the Blaugrana 64 points from 29 matches, five points ahead of Real Madrid who have yet to play this round. - Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)- Insider Notebook: Barca stun Madrid with wonderkid move Teenager Ansu Fati opened the s...Full Story »

Dates for La Liga season return and finish revealed by Leganes coach Aguirre

Posted Friday, May 08, 2020 by Goal.com61 hits

The Mexican head coach claims to have had the information passed on through official channels, though no announcement has yet been madeLeganes manager Javier Aguirre has revealed La Liga plans to resume the season on June 20 and finish on July 26. While no official statement has been made by the league, the Mexican boss claimed the information had been communicated to him by La Liga authoriti...Full Story »

Setien wants more from Barcelona players despite big win over Leganes

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by PA42 hits

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien has called for more from his players despite a 5-0 win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey last 16.Lionel Messi struck a second-half brace after Frenchmen Antoine Griezmann and Clement Lenglet put the hosts two up at half-time.Substitute Arthur was also on target to help Barca cruise into the quarter-finals and bounce back from the weekend’s LaLiga defeat to...Full Story »

Messi back to his best as Barcelona cruise past Leganes in Copa del Rey

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by PA23 hits

Lionel Messi was back to his best to help Barcelona cruise into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 5-0 thrashing of Leganes.After firing a blank in the weekend defeat to Valencia in LaLiga, the Argentinian was involved in every goal at the Nou Camp and struck a brace on a comfortable evening.Before captain Messi had found the net, Frenchmen Antoine Griezmann and Clement Lenglet had put the h...Full Story »

Arturo Vidal snatches Barcelona victory at Leganes

Posted Saturday, November 23, 2019 by PA36 hits

A scrappy late strike from Arturo Vidal saw Barcelona come from behind to record a 2-1 LaLiga victory over bottom-of-the-table Leganes.Youssef En-Nesyri gave the hosts an early lead with a superb effort as Barcelona struggled to create anything of any note.But they improved after the break and second-half efforts from Luis Suarez and Vidal secured victory and moved them three points clear at the...Full Story »

Leganes 1-2 Barcelona: Vidal salvages late victory for LaLiga leaders

Posted Saturday, November 23, 2019 by Goal.com57 hits

Barcelona earned a late 2-1 win at Leganes on Saturday through an Arturo Vidal strike, extending their lead at the top of LaLiga. Substitute Arturo Vidal rescued Barcelona with a scrappy late goal as the leaders of LaLiga recovered from an early setback to win 2-1 at bottom side Leganes on Saturday.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde fielded an attacking line-up that included Lionel Messi, Antoine Grie...Full Story »

Zidane delighted with Real Madrid’s ruthless display against Leganes

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 by PA57 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane felt his side had given the needed response after outclassing bottom club Leganes 5-0 at the Bernabeu.Los Blancos, who had the weekend off after their El Clasico clash with Barcelona was postponed due to safety reasons, had been beaten at Real Mallorca in their previous LaLiga outing.However, after racing into a 3-0 lead inside half-an-hour, it never looked...Full Story »

Real Madrid return to form with comfortable victory over struggling Leganes

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 by PA34 hits

Real Madrid closed the gap to within a point of LaLiga leaders Barcelona as bottom club Leganes were swept aside at the Bernabeu.Head coach Zinedine Zidane named the same team which beat Galatasaray in the Champions League as they cruised to a 5-0 home win.Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was back on the bench after his injury lay-off but Wales forward Gareth Bale, who had travelled to London earl...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Leganes: "No discussion over Bale leaving as he visits London on personal matter"

Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by PA99 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists there have been no discussions about Gareth Bale leaving in January. The Wales forward will not feature in the LaLiga match against bottom club Leganes on Wednesday night after he was given permission to travel to England to deal with a personal matter. Having seen a summer move fail to materialise, Bale has made a handful of appearances for Los...Full Story »

Real Madrid ratings vs Leganes: Asensio can't be sold, but others can

Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Marca.com124 hits

Real Madrid were held at Butarque by Leganes and it took a Karim Benzema strike in the second half to earn them a point. The Frenchman, as he has been on many occasions this season, was the standout performer, whilst Zinedine Zidane sent a message to the likes of Gareth Bale ahead of the summer by leaving him on the bench. Rate the players' performances. Full Story »

Leganes 1 Real Madrid 1: In-form Benzema secures point for Zidane's side

Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Goal.com110 hits

Karim Benzema scored his fifth LaLiga goal in four games, but Real Madrid had to settle for a point against Leganes on Monday.       Real Madrid missed the chance to get within touching distance of Atletico Madrid as Zinedine Zidane's side were held to a 1-1 draw by Leganes in LaLiga. Atletico's 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday saw them move five points clear of third-pl...Full Story »

Real Madrid held at Leganes despite Karim Benzema strike

Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by PA95 hits

Karim Benzema rescued a point for Real Madrid in a 1-1 draw with Leganes in LaLiga.Leganes, who are now 10 points clear of the bottom three, led through Jonathan Silva at the Butarque Municipal Stadium before Benzema hauled Zinedine Zidane’s misfiring side level early in the second half.The result means Real trail second-placed Atletico Madrid by four points – and leaders B...Full Story »

Mauricio Pellegrino’s Leganes continue to climb LaLiga table

Posted Tuesday, March 05, 2019 by PA88 hits

Oscar’s first-half winner sealed Leganes a 1-0 home win against LaLiga rivals Levante at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.Former Real Madrid midfielder Oscar, 20, struck the game’s only goal to lift former Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino’s side up three places to 11th in the table after one defeat in their last six league matches.Levante have lost four of their last six and r...Full Story »

10-man Leganes beat relegation rivals Rayo Vallecano

Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by PA111 hits

Leganes moved three points clear of the LaLiga relegation zone after edging to a 2-1 victory at fellow strugglers Rayo Vallecano despite finishing the fixture with 10 men.On-loan Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite opened the scoring after 36 minutes when he headed home from Jonathan Silva’s corner but Leganes’ hopes of holding on took a knock when Allan Nyom was dismissed.The f...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 Leganes 1: Messi and Suarez combine to spare Barca's blushes

Posted Monday, January 21, 2019 by Goal.com101 hits

Barcelona just about did enough to avoid dropping points at home to Leganes, as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late on in a 3-1 win. Lionel Messi played an important role off the bench with an assist for Luis Suarez before scoring himself as Barcelona secured a 3-1 win over Leganes at Camp Nou. Ernesto Valverde's decision to rest Messi almost backfired after Martin Braithwaite cancelled...Full Story »

Messi magic helps Barcelona overcome plucky Leganes

Posted Monday, January 21, 2019 by PA100 hits

Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over plucky Leganes at the Nou Camp.Ousmane Dembele’s opener was cancelled out by on-loan Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite as Leganes threatened to follow up their win over the Catalan giants in the reverse fixture earlier in the season with another shock result.But Messi’s introduction just after the hour ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Leganes - Valverde keen for Barca to avoid another humbling

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 by PA175 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insists his side must show they have learned from their surprise defeat at Leganes earlier this season when they face them again at the Nou Camp.The Madrid minnows inflicted Barcelona’s first LaLiga loss of the campaign in the reverse fixture in September.Leganes scored two quick goals just after half-time to overturn the lead given to Valverde’s team ...Full Story »

Real Madrid through to Copa del Rey quarter-finals despite defeat at Leganes

Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019 by PA99 hits

Real Madrid slipped to defeat at Leganes but still advanced to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate win.Madrid head coach Santiago Solari made only four changes from the LaLiga victory at Real Betis on Sunday as the likes of Keylor Navas, Raphael Varane, Casemiro and Vinicius Junior all started the 1-0 loss at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.Martin Braithwaite, second left, gra...Full Story »

Leganes vs Real Madrid - Santiago Solari praises ‘commitment’ of his Real Madrid players

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by PA142 hits

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari hailed his side’s commitment and drive ahead of their Copa del Rey clash with Leganes.Real lead the round-of-16 tie 3-0 after the first leg and travel to the Cucumber Growers on the outskirts of Madrid on Wednesday.“We shouldn’t focus on the lead we have over Leganes, we need to remain focused and try to kill the tie off from the first ...Full Story »

Nacho: Win over Leganes was an opportunity to release pent-up anger

Posted Thursday, January 10, 2019 by PA79 hits

Real Madrid let out their pent-up anger against Leganes, according to defender Nacho.The Spanish giants returned to winning ways by seeing off Leganes 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie.Sergio Ramos scored his 100th career goal with a 44th-minute penalty before second-half strikes from Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior rounded off a first win in 2019 at the third attempt. ...Full Story »

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